About Monterey Secondary College

Monterey Secondary College has been serving the Frankston North community since 1993, when the old Monterey High School and Monterey Technical school came together. This year we are excited to be redeveloping the school with the construction and refurbishment of classrooms, library and administrative buildings.

Monterey is a small community-based learning hub with around 300 students from year 7 to 12. Due to our small size we are able to create a warm and supportive environment where students are encouraged to do their best and are supported in their learning. As a small community school we have the benefit of all students being known by all teachers.

At Monterey, we offer a range of learning programs that focus on developing students skills, behaviors and abilities so that they become independent, creative, critical and reflective thinkers. Students in year 9 participate in our ‘learning for life’ program which provides students with real-world learning experiences that are rich, rewarding and relevant. In their senior years, students can choose between VCE or VCAL (Sports or Industry) pathways.

We aspire to be a place where students achieve their full potential, feel safe and identify with their school and community. This year we are focusing on developing our STEM and Environmental Sustainability programs to encourage students to become creative problem solvers that can give back to their local community and contribute to the ongoing sustainability of our planet.

We have close ties with our local primary schools – Aldercourt, Mahogany Rise and Kananook and look forward to developing these further in the future. In addition, we have a partner school in India, the Adhyapana School, which provides students with the opportunity to travel to India to experience a rich and vibrant culture and have learning experiences different to what they have here in Australia.